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Feeler: Custom Grill Emblem

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by kriskross, Jan 28, 2013.

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How much would you pay for a custom Grill Emblem?

  1. $100+

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  2. $75-$100

    5 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. $50-$75

    20 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. $30-$50

    40 vote(s)
    26.7%
  5. $15-30

    62 vote(s)
    41.3%
  6. ...can you tell me why I would even want one?

    21 vote(s)
    14.0%
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  1. Feb 13, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    kriskross

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    I got word from the fab guy, Ryan, that he will join TW so he can answer any question directly and provide better insight without filtering through me first.

    He also asked that we keep in mind that there's a lot of design time that goes into these. Making sure all of the letters work, and that the overall proportions will fit, etc... The fabricating is the easy part. Also that we're getting a fully customized piece that we can't just buy at the store.

    He can also do much more than just initials. He could conceivably put anything into that oval. Skull and crossbones, american flag, anything. That could increase the price a little but just something to keep in mind. This will also be noted in the group buy thread.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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    looks great chris. how thick is it?
     
  3. Feb 13, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    kriskross

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    About 1/4"
     
  4. Feb 14, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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  5. Feb 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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    I want a transformer emblem, that possible?
     
  6. Feb 14, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    kriskross

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    absolutely, deceptacon or autobot?
     
  7. Feb 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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    Got a cool way to do MW?
     
  8. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    autobot! I want it to fit where my emblem does now no trimming etc. like you were taling about with the others.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Feb 14, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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    Hey Everyone- I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm the fabricator who made Chris' custom emblem for him. I told Chris that I'd join the forums to answer any questions you guys might have about getting your own custom emblems.

    To answer some of the questions above about custom graphics in emblems (as opposed to just the initials direction that I did for Chris), I'm actually an Illustrator and Graphic Designer in addition to being a fabricator, so yes, I'd say really anything goes on these. Anything you guys can dream up, I should be able to help you execute it.

    Chris had also mentioned that I can do double layered pieces as well, which is absolutely true. That said, if any of you guys have an idea of something a little different you'd like to try to achieve, please post your idea and I'll help you flush your idea out.

    I'll post more info as questions come in, but I just wanted to introduce myself and get a dialogue going with you guys.

    I'm still trying to work out group pricing and it's kind of hard because 90% of my process is in the design of the pieces. Not only making them look awesome, but getting the proportions right so they fit your trucks, etc etc... Each piece will be different as far as how long it'll take to design, so What I'm thinking I'll do is, I'll set up a standard tiered pricing structure as it relates to material, setup fees, laser time, and shipping. Then I'll quote each piece out individually as it relates to design fees. More to come on that.

    I'll check in later tonight and answer any questions you guys have posted.

    Thanks everyone, I look forward to working with you guys. I had a lot of fun doing Chris' piece and I'm excited to hear about your ideas for your pieces.

    Ryan
     
  10. Feb 14, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    Hey Ryan. Awesome work so far. What type of materials are you able to offer?
     
  11. Feb 14, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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    Hey rtrudel35- I work mainly with high-grade plastics. When going through the process of making Chris' piece, I actually sampled it out in a few different materials at the beginning and ended up settling on a high-grade 1/8" (but it's a bit thicker than 1/8") acrylic plastic due to a couple recommendations from my material suppliers. The nice thing about acrylic is that you can keep it thin (if you want to) and it remains amazingly strong. In addition, it's a bit flexible too, which is nice and will prevent it from ever really cracking. The best part about it is the way it cuts on the laser. You can cut really intricate design details into it and it handles them really well and gives you a beautiful finished product.

    So yeah, I would definitely recommend acrylic for these pieces. Really affordable, super durable, paints really nicely, etc...

    I hope this helps. Definitely let me know if you have other questions.

    Thanks!

    Ryan
     
  12. Feb 15, 2013 at 5:55 AM
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    What about trademarked logos?

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Feb 15, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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    Hey xmadcowx- That's a bit of a slippery slope, but there is also a bit of grey area there. A lot of it depends on how the logo is depicted and used. I'll look a little more into that and get back to you.

    Also, I meant to tell you guys this in my first post. If any of you guys wat to reach out to me directly via email (off the forums) with questions, my email address is cathedrallaser@gmail.com

    Thanks guys

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  14. Feb 15, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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  15. Feb 15, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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  16. Feb 19, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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    Reminder to head to the group buy thread and get your request in!
     
  17. Feb 24, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    autobot02.jpg
     
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